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Case Name Joseph v. Signal International, LLC IM-TX-0036
Docket / Court 1:13-cv-00324 ( E.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Immigration
Special Collection Signal International Guest Worker Cases
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Discipline
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Immigration status
National origin discrimination
Race discrimination
General
Bathing and hygiene
Disparate Treatment
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Housing
Loss or damage to property
Racial segregation
Retaliation
Sanitation / living conditions
Totality of conditions
Immigration
Employer sanctions
Employment
Immigration lawyers
Temporary foreign workers program
U.S. citizenship - acquiring
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Asian/Pacific Islander
Type of Facility
Non-government for profit
Causes of Action State law
42 U.S.C. ยง 1981
42 U.S.C. § 1985
Defendant(s) Billy R. Wilks
Dewan Consultants
Global Resources, Inc.
Gulf Coast Immigration Law Center
Indo-Amerisoft, L.L.C.
J & M Marine & Industrial LLC
J&M Associates of Mississippi, Inc.
Kurella Rao
Law Offices of Malvern C. Burnett
Malvern C. Burnett
Michael Pol
Sachin Dewan
Signal International, Inc.
Plaintiff Description 47 Indian guestworkers fraudulently recruited to work in the U.S.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing IM-LA-0010 : David v. Signal International, LLC (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0011 : Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Signal International, LLC (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0012 : Achari v. Signal International, LLC (E.D. La.)
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Insurer Must Pay $100.5 Million in Redlining Case
The New York Times
Written: Oct. 27, 1998
By: Joseph B. Treaster
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Nationwide Settles Virginia Redlining Suit
Property Casualty 360
Written: May. 06, 2000
By: Amanda Levin
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Threats to the Future of the Immigration Class Action
Washington University Journal of Law and Policy
By: Jill E. Family (Widener University School of Law)
Citation: 27 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 71 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
1:13-cv-00324-RC-ZJH (E.D. Tex.) 11/16/2016
IM-TX-0036-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 05/21/2013
IM-TX-0036-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Signal Defendants' Motion to Transfer 02/11/2014 (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendation Denying Defendant Signal's Motion to Dismiss (Doc. No. 70). 06/17/2014
IM-TX-0036-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate 06/18/2014 (2014 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 127486)
IM-TX-0036-0004.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Burnett Defendants' Motion To Transfer 07/14/2014 (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendation Denying the Burnett Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (Doc. No. 32) 08/04/2014
IM-TX-0036-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order on Signal's Motion to Compel (Doc. No. 127) 10/15/2014 (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-0007.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Severing and Transferring Signal's Cross-Claims to the Eastern District of Lousiana 12/08/2014 (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-0008.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Third Amended Complaint 12/23/2014
IM-TX-0036-0009.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendation on Plaintiffs' Motion to Dismiss Defendant Michael Pol (Doc. No. 98) 01/27/2015 (2015 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 27601)
IM-TX-0036-0010.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendations on Signal's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment (Doc. No. 161) 02/04/2015
IM-TX-0036-0011.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order on the Parties' Motions to Exclude Expert Testimony 02/12/2015 (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-0012.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Re: Choice of Law 03/06/2015 (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-0013.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order re: Choice of Law 03/06/2015 (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-0017.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Signal's Motion for Sanctions (Doc. No. 235) and Motion to Re-Depose the Plaintiffs (Doc. No. 242) 03/17/2015 (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-0014.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendation on Billy Wilks's Motion to Dismiss (Doc. No. 229) 03/17/2015 (2015 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 50929)
IM-TX-0036-0015.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order on Limitations of Trial Time 03/17/2015 (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-0016.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order denying motion to dismiss 03/17/2015 (2015 WL 1262286) (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-0018.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plan Support Agreement 09/01/2015
IM-TX-0036-0020.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Status Report (Nov 8, 2016) 11/08/2016
IM-TX-0036-0019.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Clark, Ron (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-0013 | IM-TX-0036-0016 | IM-TX-0036-0017 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Hawthorn, Zack (E.D. Tex.) [Magistrate]
IM-TX-0036-0002 | IM-TX-0036-0003 | IM-TX-0036-0004 | IM-TX-0036-0005 | IM-TX-0036-0006 | IM-TX-0036-0007 | IM-TX-0036-0008 | IM-TX-0036-0010 | IM-TX-0036-0011 | IM-TX-0036-0012 | IM-TX-0036-0014 | IM-TX-0036-0015 | IM-TX-0036-0018
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Barnett, Keith (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-0001 | IM-TX-0036-0009 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Birnbaum, Timothy H. (New York)
IM-TX-0036-0020
Bowness, Matthew J. (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-9000
Colby, Eben P. (Massachusetts)
IM-TX-0036-0020 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Duffle, Kara D. (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-0009
Faulkner, Jaliya S. (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-0001 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Fleming, John Howard (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-0001 | IM-TX-0036-0009 | IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Ford, Kara D. (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-0001 | IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-0020 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Landers, Daniella (Texas)
IM-TX-0036-0001 | IM-TX-0036-0009 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Lentz, Kurt (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-0001 | IM-TX-0036-0009 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Martinez, Mary Beth (New York)
IM-TX-0036-0009 | IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Mendel, Gabriel Adam (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-0001 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Mock, Travis J. (New York)
IM-TX-0036-0009 | IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Nair, Anjali (Alabama)
IM-TX-0036-9000
Niemeyer, Heather M. (New York)
IM-TX-0036-0009 | IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Ramsey, Shane G (New York)
IM-TX-0036-9000
Shiu, Gary Ka-Kui (Texas)
IM-TX-0036-9000
Stewart, Meredith B. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-9000
Sulmers, Teresa L. (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-0001 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Ward, Bryan M. (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Bollman, Patricia Anne F. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Cerniglia, Timothy W. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Cornblatt, James L. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Gianna, Dominic Joseph (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-9000
Hangartner, Erin Casey (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Hasenkampf, Mitchell P. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Herman, Jonathan Marc (Texas)
IM-TX-0036-9000
Keller, Robert Louis (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Maney, Kevin P. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-9000
Masur Davis, Lauren C. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Rabbani, Elham (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Roux, Brian C. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Rydberg, Lance R. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Sandler, Bradford J. (Delaware)
IM-TX-0036-0020
Shapiro, Stephen H. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Ungar, Hal D. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-9000
Weinberger, Alan Dean (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Other Lawyers Adams, Daniel D. (New York)
IM-TX-0036-0020
Arvelo, Jose E. (District of Columbia)
IM-TX-0036-0020
Coco, Nathan F. (Texas)
IM-TX-0036-0020
Dorris, William E. (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-0020
Kinsella, Steven R. (Minnesota)
IM-TX-0036-0020
Mintz, Benjamin (New York)
IM-TX-0036-0020
Raptis, Stephen T. (District of Columbia)
IM-TX-0036-0020
Sabourian, Kayvon (Texas)
IM-TX-0036-0020
Werner, Daniel (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-0020

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